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Earth Month at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center – Water Day

April 27 @ 1:30 pm 3:00 pm

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Friends of the Fox River joins other local environmental and sustainability-related organizations to celebrate earth-friendly conservation practices. Today the concentration is on water.

Water Quality Standards Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Jenni Kempf will present “River Trippin’ With Jenni” for Friends of the Fox River. She will recount her impactful voyage.

Jenni had always wanted to paddle the entire length of the Fox River, and in September of 2022 she did just that. Growing up on its banks in Algonquin Shores, the river was foundational in her upbringing. Now it is her job to lead joyous experiences to help children understand and value the river and their role in protecting it. From portaging around the Fox River’s 16 dams, crossing one of the most heavily used powerboat recreation areas at the Chain O’Lakes, and sketchy camping, the 202-mile paddling trip was no easy feat for Jenni and the friends that accompanied her. But challenges were balanced by majesty and firsthand Fox River education that she will carry with her in her role as Director of Education Programs Operations with the Friends of the Fox River.

28 Brookside Drive, Elgin, IL 60123

28 Brookside Drive
Elgin, Illinois 60121 United States
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